Overview

Requisition Number: 09053

The Intercollegiate Biochemistry Program (http://biochemistry.wvu.edu) at West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV invites applications for a full-time, non-tenure-track position at the rank of Teaching Assistant Professor beginning spring term 2019 (or before). The successful candidate will be expected to teach core biochemistry courses and advanced undergraduate courses in their area of specialization and to assume significant student advising, recruiting, and development responsibilities, including to assist with undergraduate research efforts, STEM Ed activities, etc. There are opportunities for service and/or research in the context of this teaching position.

The Intercollegiate Biochemistry Program is a joint program between the Division of Animal and Nutritional Sciences in the Davis College of Agriculture, Natural Resources and Design and the Departments of Biology and Chemistry in the Eberly College of Arts and Sciences. This position will be jointly administered by the Davis College (60%) and the Eberly College (40%), and will report operationally to the Coordinator of the Intercollegiate Program. The person will be housed in the Davis College Division of Animal and Nutritional Sciences, but the responsibilities to the Biochemistry program will be shared in multiple departments to support the overall program.

To apply, please visit http://careers.wvu.edu, navigate to the position title listed above on the Faculty jobs bulletin, and upload a cover letter, curriculum vitae and statement of teaching philosophy. In addition, arrange for 3 letters of reference to be sent electronically to Biochemistry@mail.wvu.edu. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. For questions or additional information, direct inquiries to Dr. Kimberly Barnes (Coordinator for Inter-Collegiate Biochemistry Program) at Kim.Barnes@mail.wvu.edu or (304) 293-1841. West Virginia University is committed to an inclusive campus community through affirmative action, equal opportunity, work-life balance, and dual careers.

Skills:

A Ph.D. in Biochemistry or a closely related field is required; evidence of effective teaching ability at the undergraduate level; evidence of excellent written and oral communication and interpersonal skills; evidence of ability to assess and enhance the effectiveness of advising, recruiting, and development activities. A background in protein and/or nucleotide metabolism and strong laboratory skills is preferred. The initial terms will be for one-year, renewable thereafter in terms of one to three years. There is no maximum number of terms. This position is a full-time ten-month appointment (approximately August 1 to May 31 each year) and includes full benefits. Part-time summer advising and/or teaching may be expected, with additional compensation determined in accord with the division of responsibilities among the biochemistry advisors and administrators. Teaching Assistant Professors at WVU are eligible for promotion; however promotion to senior ranks is not a requirement for institutional commitment and career stability in a Teaching Faculty appointment.